Natural Resources

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons: Highlights from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation 2014
Expanding Horizons summarizes the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation. The report stresses a multi-disciplinary, networked approach to finding solutions that benefit human, wildlife, cultural and ecological health. The report was developed by QLF Atlantic Center through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service Stewardship Institute.

Scaling Up cover

Scaling Up: Collaborative Approaches to Large Landscape Conservation, 2014
Published jointly by NPS Chesapeake Bay Office and NPS Stewardship Institute
This publication contains a collection of 20 examples of parks, programs and initiatives that are already working at landscape scale. The sampling represents varied sizes, complexities, geography, and vision. They show that large landscape conservation is not new to the National Park Service. As the pace of change quickens, and the need grows, more and more parks and partners are answering the call to "scale up" their efforts.

Handbook for Managers of Cultural Landscapes with Natural Resources Values

A Handbook for Managers of Cultural Landscapes with Natural Resource Values, 2003
The multidisciplinary aspect of cultural landscapes challenges our traditional approach to resource management, which has been discipline-oriented and has created a dichotomy between nature and culture. This dichotomy has proved to be a barrier to developing an integrated approach to landscape management. In response to the need for a more holistic approach to cultural landscape, the purpose of this project is to share some of the innovative work being done by resource management professionals: comprehensive approaches that integrate multiple values in management.

Branching Out

Branching Out: Approaches in National Park Stewardship (2003)
From its origins in the spectacular settings of Yellowstone National Park, the national park idea has evolved to include a rich array of natural and cultural resources...In the United States, as in many other countries of the world, the stewardship of a nation's heritage increasingly depends on partnerships. This sampling of U.S. national park areas represents the growing need of shared stewardship.

International Concepts

International Concepts in Protected Landscapes: Exploring Their Values for Communities in the Northeast, 2001
The public forum, “International Concepts in Protected Landscapes: Exploring Their Value for Communities in the Northeast,” was designed to explore successful experiences with conservation of working landscapes, to foster an exchange of ideas among practitioners from diverse regions of the world, and to define future challenges and international collaboration in support of protecting working landscapes.

Landscape Conservation

Landscape Conservation: An International Working Session on the Stewardship of Protected Landscapes, 2001
This is the first effort launched by the park and institute to to understand contemporary conservation and future directions. This report explores stewardship practice across the U.S. and internationally under the sponsorship of three institutions: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the Conservation Study Institute; and the Woodstock Foundation.

Last updated: October 30, 2017